Brian has finished scoring the SyFy Channel original movie Planet Of The Sharks. The score was co-composed with Kays Al-Atrakchi similar to the previous film Awaken. The film also has the same director as Awaken, Mark Atkins. So it is really an assembly of much of the same creative team. Planet Of The Sharks will premiere on the SyFy channel, Wednesday July 27th at 9pm, EST as part of their "Shark Week" programming leading up to Sharknado 4.
A glimpse at my current composing template and process...
SyFy shark week here I come. What do scary impending sharks sound like? Guess I will figure that out.
(detailed explanation of things starts at around 6:30)
AWKAEN's title has been changed for the UK market and is now called LEFT TO DIE. The film will be released by Kaleidoscope UK on March 7, 2016.
Mastering the new soundtrack album with Chas Ferry at Hollywood Trax. Chas does a lot of mastering work for Perseverance Records and Varesé Sarabande Records. This one is sounding great and I can not wait till it gets out there isolated on CD for everyone to hear. More details to come soon!
I am very excited to be scoring the short film Ten More for the directorial debut of Crooked Arrows writer Brad Riddell. The film's main protagonist is a concert pianist. I have already composed a piece that will be used on camera and opens the film. Brad is a fellow graduate of USC and is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University.
AWAKEN is now released and available on DVD and Digital HD. So...if you want the HD version, you will have to buy it digitally from iTunes, Amazon Digital, Vudu or another digital streaming outlet. The DVD is in stores and available most anywhere including Walmart, Best Buy or via online purchase again from Amazon.com.
HOMETHEATER FORUM REVIEW
The world's largest home theater enthusiast internet forum, the hometheaterforum.com posted a great review of the film and made mention of the 1980's action film feel AWAKEN has with its cast.
Of the music score, they said, "Effectively adding to the 1980s vibe is the score by Kays Al-Atrakchi and Brian Ralston, which is reminiscent of the work the late James Horner created early in his career for Roger Corman on films such as Humanoids from the Deep and The Lady in Red."